CHRISTOPHER GUHL (AUTHOR/WRITER)
1.) Tell us about yourself and your childhood?
My name is Christopher Guhl, and I was born and raised on the east side of Des Moines. I was a pretty quiet kid, but I wasn’t shy. Any time that I could express myself creatively I jumped at the chance, whether it be dancing, acting, writing, or drawing.
2.) Tell us about a challenging time in your life and what lessons you learned from it?
Early on in college, I was pretty lost and unmotivated. I entered the “real world” and lost my creative edge. My friends, family, and that special someone helped me to find myself and get me back on track with doing things that I love to do.
3.) What motivates you to follow and pursue your passion?
Whenever I read a new book, watch a movie, or play a video game I think of challenging my own imagination to create my own stories. I don’t want to just rehash something that’s already been done. I can create entire worlds with my fingertips, so why not push some boundaries? Then when I create something that puts a smile on someone’s face I’ve fulfilled my goal as an artist.
4.) What advice would you give to the new up and coming artist?
"KEEP AT IT! If you’re a writer, write every day. If you’re a painter, paint every day. If you’re a dancer, dance every day. Work out those artistic muscles, stretch your imagination, and you will become a master of your craft."
5.) Have you or how do you do you contribute to the community?
In my spare time, I cosplay as Spider-Man at different events for kids with my group, Avengers of the Knight. I’ve also thrown a couple of breakdancing events over the years to showcase the incredible talent Des Moines has to offer.
6.) Who do you look up to besides your parents?
My amazing wife and totally awesome friends. Each one of them has rubbed off on me and molded me into the person I am now.
7.) What are your goals for the next 5 years?
I want to continue to grow as a writer. I’m always learning, and everything I go through in life impacts how I write. One specific goal I have is to write a best-selling novel, and someday have it turned into a movie.
8.) What is your motto in life?
9.) How did you find out about Made4Mankind Clothing?
If you’re an Iowa b-boy or b-girl you know who Made4Mankind Clothing is. My good buddy A-San started rocking Made4Mankind a few years back, and that’s when they caught my eye.
10.) What do you know about Made4Mankind Clothing?
These people support local artists more than any other brand I know!
11.) If you could do a collaboration with Made4Mankind Clothing, what kind of apparel would you choose and why? (T-shirt, Hat, Accessories, Etc.)
I love hoodies, but I’d have to say a laptop bag. There are literally like zero fresh computer bags out there, and an M4MC one would be sick!
** MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW CHRIS ON HIS JOURNEY TO BECOMING ONE OF THE BEST AUTHORS OF SCI-FI NOVELS. HIS DEBUT NOVEL, "NAEVIA-18" IS COMING OUT SOON. FOLLOW HIM ON ALL HIS SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES FOR MORE INFO AND UPDATES.**
" AUGUST ARTIST OF THE MONTH "
His debut novel, “NAEVIA-18”, will be released by Autumn Arch Publishing early October of 2018. Pre-order coming soon!